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Pablo Picasso
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Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and ceramicist worked in France. He is the foremost figure in 20th century art, a leader of the School of Paris. He was remarkable for his technical virtuosity and incredible originality. He was admitted to the Royal Academy of Barcelona at 15 and later moved to Paris, where he remained until 1947, then moving to the South of France.
Picasso, along with Georges Braque succeeded in his attempts to create a revolutionary new art form, Cubism. These two artists let the art world know and see that several points of view of an object could be viewed at one time. In addition, they put forward the idea of spatial reconstruction and they expressed perfectly the idea that even though depth could be "faked", painting is a 2-dimensional art form.
His early works show the influence of Toulouse-Lautrec. His production is usually described in series of overlapping periods. In his melancholy blue period such works as The Old Guitarist depicted, in blue tones, the world of the poor. A lighter palette and subjects from the circus characterize his rose period. In 1907, Picasso painted Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the most significant work in the development of cubism and abstraction, and a herald of analytic cubism. In the synthetic phase of cubism (after 1912), his forms became larger and more representational. In the 1920's he also introduced collage. His second landmark work was Guernica, an impassioned condemnation of war and fascism. In his later years, Picasso turned to creations of fantasy and comic invention. Working consistently in sculpture, ceramics, and the graphic arts, he continued to explore his personal vision until his death at age 93.
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Pablo Picasso - Femme au Miroir - 1922
"Femme au Miroir - 1922"

Pablo Picasso - Au Theatre: Femme Decapitee - 60 Series Bloch 1423
"Au Theatre: Femme Decapitee - 60 Series Bloch 1423"

Pablo Picasso - Exposition de Vallauris - 1962
"Exposition de Vallauris - 1962"

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Pablo Picasso - Le Chapeau aux Raisins 1965
"Le Chapeau aux Raisins 1965"

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